Tuesday, August 3, 2010
It's beef, baby!
What do you call it? Italian beef? Drip beef? Heaven on a bun? It's good...I know that much! We're not italian...my husband has a cousin that thinks she is-and honestly since she married a full blooded italian, she's closer than the rest of us. Most of the time I rely on my favorite restaurants (both authentic and commercialized) for my fix...but on occassion I try my hands on 'classics'. Italian beef....juicy, flavorful, just a smidge spicy....yes, yes, please. I try to save money by cooking at home more...and this recipe mushed together from co-workers really works...REALLY works..yes..it needs to be said twice. Italian style drip beef 2-3lb chuck roast OR sirloin roast 1 pkg onion soup mix 1 pkg Au Jus mix 2T italian seasoning 2 beef bouillion cubes 2 cups water 1/2 stick butter 1/2 onion, chopped 1/2 green bell pepper, chopped 1/2 jar of sliced pepperocini peppers and the juice I mix everything (cept the roast) in a bowl then pour it over and put it in low and slow...I've even crock potted it....but low...like 275 or so..for about 5-6 hours. When it's ready, you'll know b/c it will pull apart VERY easily..as in fall apart when you touch it. Then you serve it up on hot buttery rolls with monterey jack cheese and homemade ranch dressing. Then your eyes roll back in your head. 65 days to go and the quote of the day is "Bigger snacks mean bigger slacks". Ha. I have to giggle at that one! My eating last night sucked. Badly. As in like 15 vanilla sandwich cookies dipped in milk bad. Oh..and a handful of Bottlecaps...oof. I guess that is what happens when you are an emotional eater who just put her two weeks notice in at work. That's right...starting..well now since I found out I don't even have to do a 2 week notice..I'm a stay a home Mom. I'm in shock. Really...I've had some sort of job..at least part time since I was 15...that's almost 13 years of working! And now I'm staying at home and watching my babies grow...it's what I've wanted for a long time..and now that it's real...it's gonna, well it's gonna take some getting used to!